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Owner Allegedly Abandons Restaurant, Moves to Mexico

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If you hold common victualler and wine and malt licenses, you can't just up and leave your restaurant in someone else's hands without an official transfer of the licenses to a successor. But that seems to be the case with Scugnizzi, an Arlington Italian restaurant named for a word for the children of Napoli. Boston Restaurant Talk reports via the Arlington Advocate that the one-year-old restaurant's owner allegedly abandoned the restaurant, moved to Mexico, and neglected to pay the last four months of rent. The manager disappeared, too, leaving the restaurant to continue operating under unauthorized oversight.

The Arlington Board of Selectman voted last night to revoke the restaurant's licenses, and an employee reached at Town Hall believes that the landlord has already shut it down and changed the locks.
· Scugnizzi Restaurant in Arlington allegedly abandoned [BRT]
· Arlington Selectman could close Scugnizzi Restaurant [Arlington Advocate]
· All coverage of Scugnizzi on Eater Boston [~EBOS~]


450 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA